|Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. In this regard, amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which enter into force in 2021, are summarized below as a reminder to Owners/Managers.
|The most important are 2:
|The Cyber Security Requirement, by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolution. It states that, no later than a ship’s first annual Document of Compliance audit after 1 January 2021, every Safety Management System must be documented as having included cyber risk management, in line with the International Safety Management Code.
|EU Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR). Shipowners / Managers / Operators are urged to ensure compliance with the EU SRR by having onboard their vessels a Statement of Compliance and an IHM when calling EU Ports, by 01 Jan 2021.
|The below information is recommended for the Technical, Safety, Quality and Operation departments of shipping companies, but there is also information relevant for yards and newbuilding departments.